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rationalize

(răsh′ə-nə-līz′)
v.
To devise self-satisfying but false or inconsistent reasons for one's behavior, especially as an unconscious defense mechanism through which irrational acts or feelings are made to appear rational to oneself.

ra′tion·al·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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We have saved about 12 per cent in the consumption of water, electricity and sewage at the Drivers Accommodation, Dubai Taxi Corporation through the installation of custom-made control systems in toilets and kitchens, using control systems in lights and air-conditioners, running educative campaigns in cooperation with the concerned bodies with a view to educate all segments of RTA employees on the principles of rationalizing power consumption at the Agency level or personal level.
The more general concern is with the nature of rationalizing doxastic explanations, those that, as I explain in Section 1, work by showing that it is appropriate for the believer to believe what she does.
Rationalizing is obviously necessary even at the highest levels of our government.
A recent cover story in Business Week describes how Procter & Gamble and other large consumer goods companies are rationalizing their product lines to achieve more profitable growth.
Ministry of Labour and Employment has prepared a preliminary draft on Labour Code on Social Security 2017 by simplifying, amalgamating and rationalizing the relevant provisions of the 15 existing Central Labour Laws and placed on the website of the Ministry on 16.
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The meeting reviewed the main plan for maintaining and rationalizing the use of electricity in the Sultanate.
Abdullah Al-Husayn reiterated the importance of rationalizing water consumption in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Member States.
s products and services and future operating results, including its relationships with a carrier partner and the major record labels, and the Company's plans for rationalizing costs, that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected.
The plans are in line with the country's vision of rationalizing public spending due to plummeting oil prices.
ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Thursday directed Finance Minister Ishaq Dar to ensure that the low income groups are protected at all cost, while rationalizing the electricity tariff.